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Old 10-15-2014, 01:28 PM   #11
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1000 lbs over dry weight?

never seen that big of a spread before. Does your have the fibreglass option?
Yes it has the fiberglass sidewalls and elite package.....I was surprised also.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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Yes it has the fiberglass sidewalls and elite package.....I was surprised also.
I figured it had to. Just wanted to clarify that point to the OP as they may not have those options.
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You might want to do a poll on Tundras as TV's versus GM, Ford and Dodge. I don't recall seeing a lot of Tundra's as TV's. I have also heard that the Tundra tanny's aren't repairable. I know a couple of people that have gotten rid of the Tundras on account of that info. I will qualify my statement by saying I haven't verified that info. Hope this doesn't upset anyone.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #14
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You might want to do a poll on Tundras as TV's versus GM, Ford and Dodge. I don't recall seeing a lot of Tundra's as TV's. I have also heard that the Tundra tanny's aren't repairable. I know a couple of people that have gotten rid of the Tundras on account of that info. I will qualify my statement by saying I haven't verified that info. Hope this doesn't upset anyone.
the Tundra is a very capable TV. You don't see a lot simply because they don't sell as many as the other three. Not because they are not as good.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #15
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Have to agree with nbhybrid, but of course I'm biased

mohok1, the transmission is repairable, just not owner serviceable. I don't like that I have to rely on an "idiot" light to warn me of potential issues, but something I have to live with. I didn't realize this when I bought the truck, but it wouldn't have changed my mind either.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:38 PM   #16
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You might want to do a poll on Tundras as TV's versus GM, Ford and Dodge. I don't recall seeing a lot of Tundra's as TV's. I have also heard that the Tundra tanny's aren't repairable. I know a couple of people that have gotten rid of the Tundras on account of that info. I will qualify my statement by saying I haven't verified that info. Hope this doesn't upset anyone.
A poll already exists: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5344

I find that hard to believe that a Tundra's trans can't be worked on. It's a machine. All machines are repairable. It might not be that they are unrepairable, but that many shops shy away from them for some reason, or simply don't have the in house knowledge of them. 6 speeds in trucks are a relatively new thing.

I think one of the reason many people don't consider them as tow vehicles is their low payload capacity. Other than that they are great trucks.

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mohok1, the transmission is repairable, just not owner serviceable.
OK, I'm curious to understand what that means? A sealed system where you can't change the fluid yourself, at least not easily? Of is there some taboo about performing your work under warranty?
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #17
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Which dealer are you using? How hard was it to negotiate the price with them? I will be in the market soon too. Thanks.

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Old 10-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #18
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You would normally be fine towing a TT without a weight distribution hitch if it wasn't too far and you didn't travel too fast. However, I think your tongue weight may exceed the truck maximum hitch weight without a WDH. You may want to look at the number as well. I think mine is only about 600 lbs on my F350 without a WDH.


You should have a sticker right on the truck hitch.
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I think one of the reason many people don't consider them as tow vehicles is their low payload capacity. Other than that they are great trucks.


OK, I'm curious to understand what that means? A sealed system where you can't change the fluid yourself, at least not easily? Of is there some taboo about performing your work under warranty?
We're getting away from the OPs original question, but to answer the questions posed about the Tundra specifically:

The payload capacity of the Tundra, as with all trucks, is going to depend on the configuration. My double cab 4x2 is at 1595 lbs, so well over the 1/2 ton label it carries.

As far as the transmission goes, it's a sealed system that's not easily worked on. There is no dipstick to check fluid level and/or quality, though there may be a sight glass on the transmission itself - I haven't crawled under there to look.

I should also clarify that this is for the 2014 model year. I don't believe the power train has changed much over the last few years, but not positive.
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As far as the transmission goes, it's a sealed system that's not easily worked on. There is no dipstick to check fluid level and/or quality, though there may be a sight glass on the transmission itself - I haven't crawled under there to look.
I appreciate the clarification. More and more cars and trucks are coming with sealed systems. My HRR's trans is sealed as was my old Cadillac Catera. Where there is a will, there is a way. Although some of the DIY methods aren't real easy either!
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