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Payload overload for 1 mile

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ColumbiaGorge, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:49 PM.

  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    ColumbiaGorge

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    I need to go buy pellets for my pellet stove. I’d much rather buy them by the pallet so they can drop them in the bed with a forklift. Much less work on my part and half of the trips.

    The weight is about 2000 lbs and I’m only driving for 1 mile at about 20 mph to my house. If I did this 2-3 times over the course of a winter, am I going to hurt anything?

    I can borrow a buddies truck but I’d rather not. I have a all stock 2005 double cab.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    There is a risk yes but it can fo either way
     
  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    Whats the delivery cost for 3 pallets of them at once?

    Maybe just go rent home depot’s f350 for an hour
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    I presume you're not having all 3 pallets delivered at once because you don't have storage for 3 pallets -- plus that's a lot of cash outlay at one time.

    Given that you're going such a short distance and at such a slow speed, I'd give it a try. Put your 4-ways on, go slow, if there are any bumps, make sure you take them even slower.
    If the first delivery goes well, repeat. If not, find another solution.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    I know its not smart, but sometimes you do what you got to do. I didnt have access to a trailer at the time and got everything for cost. So everyone please save your negative comments.

    Ive hauled a pallet of deer corn and half a pallet of Protein in mine. The trip was a little over 4 hours at highway speeds. Id say you dont have anything to worry about. Handle your business.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:30 AM
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    No the best idea, but the truck will do it. I hulled around 2k lbs of tile home once. Just took it slow and steady. Then unloaded right away once I got home.
    Home Depot truck idea isn't bad. You could also rent a trailer.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    You’ll be ok I put that much in mine when I’m in a pinch and don’t have to go far.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    I'm not sure I'd do that, the most I recall ever hauling in my 2000 tundra was 1250ish pounds and she was squatting pretty good and not real stable. I now have a 2014 tundra and I still didn't take the whole pallet of pellets I bought in August. Took 20 bags in the first load then loaded the remaining 30 bags on the pallet up in the second.

    Edit: I failed to realize your only driving 1 mile going super slow. I think I'd be willing to do that once and see how the truck does.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    5C13BD25-E805-4C5F-B3D1-4E30FD92F379.jpg Here comes pics of overloaded tundras :anonymous:
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    No way I would take the chance of a sagging rear suspension. I would rent a 16' utility trailer for about $40/day.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    Two words. Space shuttle :stirthepot:
     
  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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    Agree with the Uhaul trailer. $20 and done with no risk to your truck.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    I think this is the best idea, too. There's a reason they're rated much higher for towing than hauling...much easier on the truck. Let the rented trailer take the beating.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    I really hope Toyota ups the payload on these trucks to match that of their competitors.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    For 1 mile with common sense do it and don't lose sleep over it. It's part of a trucks life to haul little extra weight. Won't hurt it. Been doing it all my life. I know that doesn't make it right and some of you will not agree.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Rent a uhaul and make 1 trip, the gas savings will help pay for the 19.95 rental, and you keep your truck lovely and not broke. Or rent a trailer from uhaul. They start at 14 bucks a day. Big loads are why these come with hitches.
     
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    Agree with all above, get a trailer and keep your truck safe.
     
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    Loaded a pallet of mulch with some pavers once, in our Gen2 for just a mile or so. Seemed to flatten out the rake afterwards. Had to install some shackles to get some rake back in.
     
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    For the minimal cost to rent a trailer I personally see no reason to risk your suspension. Unless you are planning on new leafs anyway. Then go for bad.
     
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    I personally would not do it with a 1st gen Tundra.
     
  24. Nov 8, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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    I did it with a Silverado and the ride was not fun but got it done. I would just have 4ways on and take it easy. Good luck
     
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    I think you'll be fine to haul the pellets. Since the pellets are only a mile away, I do suggest that you drive the truck for 20 minutes prior to getting the pellets. This will warm all the fluids and metals in the drivetrain. I think rated payload is 1,500lb, so the extra 500lb is not a major risk for one mile at 20mph.

    I tend to think of it this way, If I was going to load some firewood or stones or bricks into the bed of the truck, estimating a 1,000 or 1,200 pounds of material. But I had my two fat high school football linemen buddies helping me, each between 275-325lb. Would I say "wait guys, your fat as fk, so we can only load about half the bed with wood to make sure we're not exceeding the payoad. We'll make a second trip for the rest." No way! You'd load the bed up, have your fat buddies jump in and drive down the road. I think the engineers that built these trucks expected us to use them as trucks from time to time.
     
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    Hmm, maybe I will find a trailer instead. I do not intend on upgrading the suspension anytime soon. Too many house projects.
    My dumbass never even thought about a trailer :facepalm:
     
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    Good choice. Another advantage of the trailer is they are usually easier to load and unload (lower).
     
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    Ignore all these turd-genners that will trade the truck in after the warranty expires.

    Here’s mine with a full yard of granite at likely 120lb/ft^3. I live about 2 miles max from the sand and gravel place and do this maybe 2-3 times a summer when I’m landscaping. Never had a single issue.

     
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    These aren't your groceries, so there's not reason to make one trip.

    Why not multiple trips since it's only a mile away?
     
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    The place I buy them from will give you a discount with a pallet purchase. Otherwise you have to pay per bag as an employee will not just be able to drop them with a fork lift. I haven’t asked about a couple of trips.
    I dread this trip every time knowing I have to carry the bags around to the back of the house a minimum of 25 times and stack them because I’m a little bitch and can max carry two and be sore for two days. I know for sure if I get half the bags at once I’m going to be like “screw it I’ll get the rest when I run out.” You know, because lazy.
     
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