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New Guy from PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaRunnerd, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Mar 7, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    PaRunnerd

    PaRunnerd [OP] No N00B, No Pro.

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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    Just wanted to post up and say HI. I picked up my new (to me) 2014 5.7 MGM CM about 10 days ago. I love 2 to 3 year old vehicles and have never gone wrong with them. I started lurking here a week prior to purchasing my truck because (a) I love to improve my ride (within my ability) and I also wanted to see what the possibilities were (holy crap).

    This is my 5th Toyota (4Runner Trail, 4Runner SR5, Taco SR5, and a Scion tC) and I've loved everyone of them. I swore that I'd never buy a truck this big because it was impractical, but then my wife decided that it would be awesome to buy a travel trailer. I used it as a reason to buy something a little more capable than my Trail and am not looking back.

    I have a pretty extensive list of mods in mind and actually did my first tonight (TRD Pro Grill). Anyway, I'll be relying on all of you pretty heavily to guide me through some of the decisions because you've definitely been there and done that.

    Glad to be part of the community. Here's my ride the day I picked her up ... so much potential (which means my wallet is going to be empty).

    2014_Tundra_SR5_PaRunnerD.jpg
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    MicahTX

    MicahTX New Member

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    Very nice truck... Go to RV Forum for advice on what you can pull with a 1/2 ton. Post the question. Towing capacity is not the concern. How much weight your travel trailer puts on your truck hitch (pin weight) is what you need to watch. Don't overload your cargo capacity or you will risk an unsafe ride. At the least, you will wear out your tires, shocks, etc. Do your homework before you buy the RV. Never trust an RV salesman. Good luck!
     
  3. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    CCTundra

    CCTundra New Member

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    Very nice truck. Congrats on your new purchase. Post a picture when you install that TRD Pro grill. I have the same color Tundra and I want to see how it looks on your truck.
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    PaRunnerd

    PaRunnerd [OP] No N00B, No Pro.

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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    Great advice @MicahTX! We're considering a 20-24' Ultralight Expandable so I'm hopeful that we'll keep things reasonable. And yeah, you're right about the cargo capacity ... that's the whole reason why I decided to give up the 4Runner. I probably could have towed what we were considering but I'm not sure how close we would have been to the max. That's no good. Oh yeah, what's up with RV sales people? They do seem a bit "different" (not judging just sharing my experience so far).
     
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  5. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    Welcome from Colorado and nice looking truck. Bring your wallet, second mortgage, soul and first born to pay for the mods you'll want to do after looking thru this site.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    Welcome Dave. I like the older style wheels. First thing ya gotta do buy some nice scissors and cut up your credit cards. That'll give your funds a chance to recover before your next mod... Kidding of course.
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    PaRunnerd

    PaRunnerd [OP] No N00B, No Pro.

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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    @CCTundra here you go. Not the best shots, but I suspect that they'll do.

    Before:
    2014_Tundra_SR5_PaRunnerD_Grill_Before.jpg

    After:
    2014_Tundra_SR5_PaRunnerD_Grill_After.jpg

    I'll grab some pictures in the daylight tomorrow. Also have to thank @Roman who really delivered on the Grille! Quick turnaround, great packaging and an excellent quality product. Toyota!
     
  8. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    joonbug

    joonbug bacon

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    Welcome bud
     
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  9. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    Otaku4life69

    Otaku4life69 Welcome to the Dark Side.

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    Congrats on your purchase.
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    PaRunnerd

    PaRunnerd [OP] No N00B, No Pro.

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    Plenty planned thanks to all of you.
    @COMiamiFan and @16tunterd thanks for the warm welcome. The one thing that I see as a consistent about this community is how it makes it very easy to throw money at so many great projects. I'm hoping to resist the temptation but I think most others were as well.

    Regardless, we'll have fun while we can or until reality gives us a kick in the butt.
     
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  11. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  12. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    WTF?!? Another MGM to our GREAT FORUM?!?!:eek: MGM's RULE!!!:headbang:
     
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  13. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Hey @PaRunnerd welcome to the forum from another PA guy. This is a great site with some great people. Congrats on the new truck, it looks great, loving the TRD Pro Grill.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    Ha! Usually it's the wife that gives me the kick in the butt. I've spent more on this truck than I've ever had on any vehicle.
     
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  15. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    040Tundra

    040Tundra Teddy 2013-2019

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Welcome from Las Vegas, NV brutha'!!!! I wanna see pics of your TT when you've bought it.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Nobody calls me chicken!! Except when off roading

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    Don't forget to kiss your arm and leg goodbye also :D

    Welcome OP from SoCal
     
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  17. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Nobody calls me chicken!! Except when off roading

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    But your truck is lookin beast brotha :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Mar 7, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    blue16

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    Welcome from AZ
     
  19. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:42 AM
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    Nice truck! Welcome from NCPro
     
  20. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:52 AM
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    Motor71

    Motor71 teufel hunden

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    welcome!
     
  21. Mar 8, 2017 at 4:09 AM
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    SOB

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    Welcome! My wife has a 4Runner and I had a Tacoma. We decided also we want to get a travel trailer so, just like you, upgraded to a Tundra. And there is no way you're getting me back in a Tacoma!!

    The 4Runner's are OK for towing but with anything more than a pop-up they are easy to over load. Not just the TT but kids, gear, firewood, etc. you quickly run out of space and capacity.
     
  22. Mar 8, 2017 at 5:05 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Don't forget the left dingleberry!!
     
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  23. Mar 8, 2017 at 5:06 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Welcome from TN!!

    We can help with your spending habits!! (Not in a good way according to all the wives and girlfriends of the members!)
     
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  24. Mar 8, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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  25. Mar 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    Nice Tundra! Welcome to a great forum with lots of cool Tundra owners who will lend an ear along the way. Enjoy!
     
  26. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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    MicahTX

    MicahTX New Member

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    Loved our 33' Passport TT, but too much for our 1/2 ton Tundra when driving on the interstate. Hats off to those who have had success with theirs.

    IMG_9231.jpg
     
  27. Mar 8, 2017 at 10:43 PM
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    Tomcat

    Tomcat Ever see a motorcycle outside a shrinks office?

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  28. Mar 9, 2017 at 5:11 AM
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    khunk

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    Welcome to the club....
     
  29. Mar 9, 2017 at 6:31 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Dave, welcome from NW Arkansas! Great looking ride!
     
  30. Mar 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    rockjockey

    rockjockey Per ardua ad astra!

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    Welcome from Texas!
     

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