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Parking on a steep drive way? Any recommends?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Drewski83, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Nov 9, 2017 at 8:34 AM
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    Drewski83

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    Is there any recommended way to park the Tundy? I have been parking it with the back end facing the street. The ground level of the garage is higher then the ground level of the street. Would it cause any damage? Suspension?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    I've read that folks use the emergency brake take stress out of tranny or something like that. While the brake is depressed, engage the emergency brake and then release the brake pedal. Make sure you have the truck in park obviously LOL

    I'm sure the real experts will correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    what he says :)
     
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    ^^^^ What I've done and do with all my vehicle I drive. Depress the parking brake while foot is on the brake pedal. Good'vone.
     
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    Have the same issue. Front brake every time.
     
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    Still rocking the stock height.
    I use the parking brake anytime that I have to park on a hill.
     
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    I suppose if you wanted to be extra, you could chock your tires too...
     
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    Thanks all for the input. Definitely using the parking brake. I notice alot of tundy's I've seen parking on a steep drive park with the front end facing towards the street. Which is the lower level and the back end of truck facing the higher level. I just had a thought maybe placement of the truck will determine fluids towards the front... not sure though just pondering..
     
  9. Nov 11, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    I normally park on a hill facing down, when i get low on fuel {low fuel light on} truck would start then die. I have to let the truck roll down to a flat spot, then the truck would start. I done this a few times, so I don't let it get below a 1/4 tank.
     
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  10. Nov 11, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    Do it old school. Growing up my pops would put a good size rock behind the tire or use a 2x4 he'd have sitting in the bed :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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    My driveway is a slight slope and I do what COMiamiFan recommend. This has been a habit of mine ever since I started driving actually. I really don't think the weight of the truck on the transmission is going to effect anything though. Think about the force exerted when taking off from a stop on an uphill while loaded or towing.
     
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  12. Nov 11, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    Never liked hearing the thump from the transmission getting out of park even from a slight hill so I got into the habit of always using the ebrake, even on flat ground. I always hold the brake down, shift into Neutral, apply ebrake while holding down the brake, release brake and shift into park. Now there is no stress on the transmission and once I'm ready to leave, theres no hard shift from park.
     
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  13. Nov 12, 2017 at 6:29 AM
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    ^^^ I do this with all my vehicles regardless of where I park. Little harder with my road princess since the emergency brake on the Tundra's are so soft.
     

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