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Uber Driver Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by kcaustin66, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Nov 25, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    kcaustin66

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    Seen a Uber Driver in a New Toyota Tundra Crewmax
     
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  2. Nov 25, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Nothing wrong with that. You have to do whatever you need to pay the bills.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    more like breaking even with that set up.
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Was it white?

    Fastest Uber service!
     
  5. Nov 27, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    Agreed. Probably losing money.
     
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  7. Nov 27, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    Baja Mike

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    I thought Uber had a policy where it had to be a four door car or SUV.
     
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  9. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    More room in the rear seat of a CM than most cars or SUV's. Plus room in the bed for luggage!
     
  10. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    Maybe just temporary while his Uber vehicle is being worked on idk
     
  11. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    If you don't mind people in the truck, it'd be a good option to buy one if you couldn't afford to otherwise. Probably no profit, but do Uber til it's paid off, then drive the truck another 15 years.
     
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  12. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    True and you may get paid more for the bigger vehicle but not 100 percent sure how Uber works in that way.
     
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  13. Nov 27, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    tundras00

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    Yuck, people... Why would anyone ruin their trucks by using it as a taxi?!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure he makes a profit. My father in law drives for Lyft. He drives an Armada and gets 13 mpg. It's considered an XL vehicle and he does pretty darn well for a side gig just during weekday mornings and weekend nights. I sure as hell wouldn't use my Tundra as a Taxi but gotta do what you gotta do.
     
  15. Nov 28, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    they do have deliver of large item as well which the tundra excels at
     
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  16. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    my uber guy last time was driving a 4X4 Tundra.lifted and wheels, tires,etc.said he made money.
     
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  17. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    That's what I was gonna say - its probably UBER X for long rides only.

    My buddy has an Escalade that he uses. He does trips from Hartford to Boston NY NJ RI and Phila. He also has specific customers that he drives for who are mainly business persons.
     
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  18. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    ug. i don't think you could pay me enough to deal with that kind of traffic. i'd totally lose my mind. :censored: :goingcrazy: :bananadead:
     
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    You get used to it. lol
     
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  20. Nov 29, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    smslavin On a plane...

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    no way. i can barely keep it together to go 10 min from my house to downtown denver...
     
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  21. Nov 29, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I've driven in Dallas, Indy, Orlando, LA, Cincinnati, Chicago... Only Boston is worse than any of those. I absolutely HATE Massachusetts drivers.
     
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    It may have been Uber Premium, which charges more for nicer vehicles. I think a new Tundra may qualify due to the extra leg room, and if it was a higher end one with leather seats
     
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  23. Nov 29, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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  24. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    I do Uber in my Tundra from my house to downtown Boise. I put in my work destination and if someone is heading that way I get the ride. I think of it as them paying for my gas to work that day....On the weekends I use my wife's Camry....
     
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    Gotta be spendin every penny he makes on fuel!
     
  26. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    One guy I know teases me how much I would make if I did uber when I'm slow (contractor) since I have a 1794 and can go in their luxury line.
     
  27. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    That guy is an idiot.

    Let’s say the average Uber x driver makes $20 an hour before expenses. Now back out taxes, fees, (non-fuel) vehicle expenses. I suspect you will be near $10/hr. (At best).

    Let’s say in an hour a driver will cover 45 miles (optimistic), and will get a impossibly optimistic MPG of 18. 2.5 gallons of gas at an average of $2.80 a gallon is gonna come out to $7 an hour in gas alone.

    If someone believes their time and truck are worth $3/hr they need to seek help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018 at 11:21 AM
  28. Dec 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    I was going to sign up for Uber just because I’m always commuting as it is- May as well pick up some gas money right? but alas... I never finished setting it up

    Got my truck aug 6th, as of today I have 14,600mi :eek2:
     
  29. Dec 9, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    I don't uber or lift but a older student I had at the school I teach at ( CDL-A ), does it on the weekends and he makes about 400$ a weekend in the Raleigh, NC area. Drives a little hooptie taking the college kids to their drinking parties and back. I don't much like my wife riding in my truck let alone drunk strangers.
     
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  30. Dec 9, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    Yeah, you'll have to do either late or very early hours to actually make some money with these. Either way, there's no way I am bringing in drunk people and being at their mercy. No matter how armed you might be, they have the drop on you.
     

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