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Let me make one thing perfectly clear, I am not stating incorrect facts. The payload on my CM is 1310 lbs as specified on the truck itself. You put a TT with a tonque wt of 1300 lbs or even worse a 5er and guess what.....you're overloaded, no BS, no hype, no optimism will make that go away. Those are numbers and they are real. The marketing hype is very optimistic and the ONLY true payload is on the pillar sticker.
Airbags, helper springs, and all the rest don't change the payload, they merely hid the problem.
I read all the towing reports before and after I bought the Tundra and yes, while many were favoralble, many ran way over the trucks rating which I will not do for a variety of safety and liablity reasons. I pulled 20,000 lbs with my 4 cylinder Jeep Liberty but it was at 15 mph for 1 1/2 miles.....does that make it a good tow vehicle for 10,000 lbs???? Give me a break.
Oh, and if I seem to be discouraging people from towing with the Tundra.......all I can say is YEP, I'll always caution against exceeding ratings. Would I load mine up with 2,000 lbs of building material and drive 5 miles to my house???? No problem. Would I do it for 5 months and 7,000 miles????? Not on your life.
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2008 Crew Max Limited TRD (New Tow Vehicle)
2009 Cougar 268 RLS ~8400 lbs on the Road
2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel (TV in Training)
2005 Jeep GC Limited (Retired TV)
2005 Jayco 25Z Travel Trailer (Retired)
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